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Suggest treatment for severe hair loss post child delivery

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: My wife has 9 months old baby and now sudden severe hair loss is found in her... She is taking no pills at present...your suggestions
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Biotin and minoxidil

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Hairfall after child birth is very common.
It happens due to hormonal changes in the body.
In females hairfal also occurs due to nutritional deficiency.
Hair need vitamins and amino acids for perfect growth.
Also a rich blood supply strengthens hair.
Biotin causes hair growth.
It is one of the component of hair building unit.
It also promotes utilization of proteins by hair.
She can Use minoxidil along with biotin.
Minoxidil increases blood supply to hair root.
Apart from this she can also use tab proanagen or follihair tablets, these are rich in amino acids.
Regarding food she should take any diet rich in protein.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (11 hours later)
Can these medicines be taken if she is breast feeding
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Don't use minoxidil

Detailed Answer:
Hello
She can take the tablets but better to avoid minoxidil as there is risk that it may enter baby's mouth.
Once she stops breastfeeding she can start using minoxidil.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (34 minutes later)
How long tab has to b continued...
Dosages...?
Thanks for it replies...
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
3. months

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Proanagen in night and follihar in morning daily for three months.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Suggest treatment for severe hair loss post child delivery

Brief Answer: Biotin and minoxidil Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. Hairfall after child birth is very common. It happens due to hormonal changes in the body. In females hairfal also occurs due to nutritional deficiency. Hair need vitamins and amino acids for perfect growth. Also a rich blood supply strengthens hair. Biotin causes hair growth. It is one of the component of hair building unit. It also promotes utilization of proteins by hair. She can Use minoxidil along with biotin. Minoxidil increases blood supply to hair root. Apart from this she can also use tab proanagen or follihair tablets, these are rich in amino acids. Regarding food she should take any diet rich in protein. Let me know if you have any other doubt. Thank you